Jimmy Fallon Shares His Tech-Powered Daily Routine

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  • Jimmy Fallon talked about his tech-powered health routine in a new interview.
  • The late-night host said his sunrise alarm clock wakes him up at 6 a.m. on Mondays.
  • Then, Fallon checks his WHOOP score, which he joked tells him he “had a bad night’s sleep.” 

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Jimmy Fallon has long been a gadgets guy — so it’s not surprise tech is a part of his daily routine.

“The Tonight Show” host shared all about his morning routine, exercise regimen, meditation practice, and more in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published on Monday.

Fallon said that he gets up at 6 a.m. on Mondays, which is a “new thing” for him. He said his sunrise alarm clock wakes him up with a gradual fake sunrise.

“It slowly gets brighter and brighter as you wake up,” Fallon said in the interview. “And eventually, it’s like a police officer shining a flashlight in your face.”

philips wake up light

A Philips sunrise alarm clock. Fallon hasn’t specified which brand he owns.


Sunrise alarm clocks can go for as low as around $25. More expensive versions are sold for about $200 or more. Many of these alarm clocks also have meditation features and include bird noises or other nature sounds to wake up users in a gentle way.

Fallon did not immediately respond to requests for comment about which sunrise alarm clock he owns.

Once he wakes up, Fallon said the first thing he does is check his phone. The television host said he looks at his emails and makes sure he’s not trending on Twitter. Then, he checks his WHOOP score, which he joked tells him he “had a bad night’s sleep” and a “rough day ahead.”

WHOOP is a wearable device with sensors that track biometric data, including sleep and vitals in a paired app.

A woman holds a pair of Whoop wearable devices in her hands.

A woman holds a pair of Whoop wearable devices in her hands.

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While similar to a Fitbit or Apple Watch, WHOOP can also provide complex data such as how your body adapts to different factors like menstrual cycles or illness.

WHOOP offers a free one-month trial period that comes with a pre-owned device. You can then purchase an annual or two-year membership. A one-year WHOOP membership varies between $239 and $363 depending on the selected device color and other add-ons.

The performance-based health company partnered with OpenAI in September to create WHOOP Coach. The new feature offers an AI chatbot that analyzes users’ individual biometric data to generate personalized responses to health questions, like how to get better sleep, optimize your morning routine, or improve your workout plan. It can also create a nutrition and fitness program depending on your stored data and personal goals.

Fallon also revealed he uses a treadmill to work out and listens to the science-based health podcast “Huberman Lab” while walking or jogging. He added that he checks his blood pressure while doing so.

In addition to journaling in his luxury leather Smythson notebook, Fallon said he likes to wind down by meditating with the app Waking Up. The app offers adjustable daily meditations and longer sessions that last for up to 60 minutes.

Waking Up offers a seven or 14-day free trial depending on whether you select a monthly or annual plan. Monthly plans cost about $20 per month and the annual plan charges users about $120 every year.

“Breathing is the new thing,” Fallon joked. “In 2024, everyone’s going to be breathing.”